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Offline Ook

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Working with Acrylic....?
« on: October 28, 2006, 01:27 AM »
Anyone ever drill acrylic? It seems like a brittle plastic. I'm wondering if I can drill peg holes for Ultarama pegs in these shelves without destroying them?

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Re: Working with Acrylic....?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2006, 01:41 PM »
Hm, never had the pleasure of owning acrylic displays, let alone drilling holes in 'em. But if you think it's not the sturdiest material around, I'd use a very small drill at first (the kind you use for drilling in metal) and drill at a high speed.

Perhaps you could also ask Potomac if it's safe to drill these displays?

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Re: Working with Acrylic....?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2006, 03:07 PM »
Don't Use High Speed It Will Melt The Acrylic,  I've Always Drilled Holes By Hand  But If You Use a Drill Use The Lowest Speed You Have. or Use A Dremel on Low. I Also Use A Bradpoint Or Diamond Coated Bit Too. You Can Drill It. I've Drilled Acrylic Rods I Use For Lightsabers.  If You Any Help PM Me and I'll Try to Help You Out.

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Re: Working with Acrylic....?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006, 08:43 PM »
Thanks, guys. That's very helpful.